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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:39 pm 
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What fuel do ppl use in their BA/BF falcons anf fairmonts ect, as in what Octane rating, ond also what sort of fuel econemy do you get out of it?

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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:22 pm 
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All late model cars should be run on at least 95, I only run my car on 98octane Ultimate. Get better kms out of a tank and it's better for the engine. Every now and again when Im feeling tight I'll put a bit of 95 in.

And before people say it- Yes I have tried other ratings to BP Ultimate and i did get better fuel effiecency. And no i don't work for BP!!lol.
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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:46 pm 
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You can use any rating in the BA/BF but im pretty sure they are over 10:1 compression, so its best to use 95 octane. I use BP ultimate aswell, im not suppose to use 91 octance now becuase it may ping. But yeah im pretty sure it adjusts to what fuel you put in with the BA/BF.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:16 pm 
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a 98 is best. 95 is what it will run on all day everyday.

i think 91 is not enough for the modern barra and alloytec motors these days tho

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:13 pm 
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I use Vortex Premium 98 (from Caltex) in my BA and I find that the best. Normally average ~500km to the tank.
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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:30 pm 
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I use 91 octane in my xr6 I've tried various 98 octane's and get better km's from the 91.
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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:31 pm 
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I use 98 octane on my BA always, v-power, vortex or ultimate, whatevers closest.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:49 pm 
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if you look inside thefiller door you will see that they are ok to run on e10. Not that you would!

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:37 pm 
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nothing but 98 premium in my BF MK11 XR6 Turbo... can easily get 600km- tank.. free-way

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:40 am 
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they will all happily run on standard 91 octane.

higher octane fuels may see better economy but this is often offset/negated by the higher price. they are also better for your motor so choice is yours.

they do run knock sensing ignition so whatever you run the ecu should pick up on it.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:13 am 
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91 is fine. If you want to put in higher octane stuff the B-series knock sensor will detect it and advance the timing to suit.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:17 pm 
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mobil 98 or bp ultimate here.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:04 pm 
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in the BA 91 cos i cant justify the extra expense of BP Ultimate if the car isnt tuned to use it to its full potential. I put a bit of 98 in now and again when iv got surplus cash. The fairmont only uses Ultimate as it never runs well on 91.
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Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:03 pm 
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i run mine on e10 all the time have been since it came out, no change in power no change in km's and engine runs smooth.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:44 pm 
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ohk thanks for the input guys i relaly apreciate it
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